Jamaica, the country with the world’s best sprinters at this time

Jamaica, the country with the world’s best sprinters at this time

Jamaica, the country with the world’s best sprinters at this time

At the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing, Jamaican athletes won six gold medals, three silver medals and two bronze medals, totalizing 11 medals. This was the best ever participation of Jamaica at the Summer Olympics. Jamaican athletes dominated the both, men and women 100 m, 200 m and 4×100 m relay races.

The long list of Jamaican athletes that won medals at Beijing includes Usain Bold, Michael Frater, Nesta Carter, Asafa Powell, Shelly-Ann Fraser, Melaine Walker, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Sherone Simpson, Kerron Stewart, Shericka Williams and Kerron Stewart.

Currently the best Jamaican athletes are Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell.

Born on 21st August 1986 in Trelawny, Jamaica, Usain Bold is currently the world’s best sprinter. He has nine gold medals and four silver medals in 100 m, 200 m and 4×100 m relay. He also holds the world record for these three races. At the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics Bold was the first man who won three Olympic races in the same competition after the American Carl Lewis who won four events in the 1984 Summer Olympics.

A very serious opponent for Bold is Asafa Powell, who currently holds nine gold medals, three silver and two gold medals form a total of 14 medals. Powell run 100 m under 9.80 seconds seven times, the other two athletes that achieved that being fellow countrymen Usain Bolt and the American Tyson Gay.

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